Warm Welcome Nut Browned Ale | Ridgeway Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ridgeway Brewing
England, United Kingdom
ridgewaybrewery.co.uk

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by whynot44 on 11-15-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
166
Reviews:
122
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
14.2%
 
 
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Photo of andthevolcano
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from tasting notes.

Pours out a somewhat dark amber with a bit of light hazing and a relatively stable singe finger of cream colored foam for a lid, light amounts of lacing are present on the inside of the glass. Once again, the body seems slightly too thin and the carbonation seems to be on the lighter side of medium strength.

Smells of light caramel and hazelnuts, medium levels of earthy / herbal hopping and just a bit of nondescript fruity ester. The flavor presents more of a medium-high pecan sort of nuttiness that is raw... not toasted in character, so it seems sort of legume-like at times. Finishes up with plenty of herbal and steeped-tea bittering providing a stamp of dry punctuation at the end of each sip that seems somewhat jarring at the end of the caramel and legume-like nuttiness of the malt profile. It's...a bit janky and odd overall, as if the parts of the beer weren't quite glued together properly. Still, by no means does it ever taste or smell terrible. I just... prefer some more toasted and bready character on my browns.

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Photo of kobeer
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Kahlerbock
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.27/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery stemmed glass.

A: Pours a rather hazy, orange-amber color beneath a two-finger head of creamy, off-white foam. Strong carbonation is evident amidst the cloudy proteins.

S: Sweet and cookie-like aroma with hints of almond and candied ginger. A little citrus hop rolling around in the nose as well.

T: Sweet, fruity malts connect up front throwing some nutty, caramel-like flavors into the mix. A floral, herbacious hop resin strikes quickly and exits with a slightly smoky, residual boozy sweetness. The finish is a little cloying, showing alcohol warmth and brash, malty tannins.

M: Medium-full bodied, a little heavy and cloying in the finish, with some alcohol weight to it also.

O: I'll be damned if it's an English nut brown or any brown ale for that matter. More like a nutty, malty English pale or winter warmer at 6% ABV. Look, feel and flavor don't match the style IMO, but it's not a terrible beer. Just not what I was expecting, sort of in a bad way.

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Photo of beergoot
3.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very clear, orange-copper color with a thick, off-white head. Great lacing on the glass, rings marking every sip I take.

The aroma is a soft, doughy malt. There's a cookie-like sweetness in there.

The taste comes across slightly bright and sweet with some bitterness. Alcohol warmth is there, too.

An okay beer, but nothing distinguishes it from the nut brown ale crowd.

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Photo of richbrew
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of Ryan1423
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of Adrianized
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of StaveHooks
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Slight chilled haze, looks like brewed tea. An off-white head settles into a milky cap. Tight lacing around the top.

S - Grain husk, honey, mellow roast, crushed walnuts, caramel malt, doughy yeast.

T - Honey coated roasted grain start things off. A sweet creamy caramel malt comes in with soft brown bread with The middle is fruity with some starfruit, honeydew melon, and apple skins. Pecan shells and herbal hops add some dryness on the finish.

M - Light bodied, smooth and chewy feel, low carbonation, tea tannins coat the tongue, finishes dry.

Nice creamy English flavors that drink very easy. This was better than expected.

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Photo of tvv375ia
2.73/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

poured from 500ml bottle into pint glass

A-bronze colored with about a finger of head that faded to a partial cap with a little lacing

S-a little carmel and some earthy hints like wet leaves

T-some milk chocolate along with carmel with a mild hop on the finish

M-light bodied and carbonation

O-this is and ok beer and really no better than average it falls just a little short

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Photo of IdrinkGas
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of rob133
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of Rifugium
3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Poured into a pint glass, a slightly hazy amber color, with a creamy off-white head that dissipated quickly but left some streaky lacing behind. Not too aromatic, but still, I picked up hints of caramel, nuts, and apple skins. Basically the same on the tongue: caramel malts, nutty, with distant notes of apple and light spice. Not bad, but not great. Light-medium mouthfeel, and moderately drinkable, but one serving was plenty.

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a half-pint glass due to that being the only glass to hand.

Poured a golden syrup-y brown colour with a pretty good head coupled with decent lacing as you drink down.

Taste is mostly like caramel but less sweet, quite pleasant if not a bit harsh on the tongue when you start drinking.

Overall a decent brown ale, not sure whats so festive about it but i like the joke 'nut browned' though.

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Photo of canadianghetto
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jmdrpi
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Brenden
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tried this beer on tap last night at The Attic.

It's sort of a light-medium brown and some lighter highlights filter through; somewhat pale for a brown, but still brown. There's nothing that stands out in the appearance. There's a bit of head that fades to foam with some rings and legs of khaki lacing left behind.
As a brown, this is pretty representative of the style, with some nut and toast. A somewhat stronger earthy hops than many browns showcase is evident, but it's not exceptionally malty. In my mind, a well-hopped brown is great, but malts should still be the foundation. This goes the other way.
Per style, it shouldn't be a bruiser, and it's not. It does have a good, nutty flavor to it with a toasty edge, but grains tend to detract as they come out front.
The body is about medium but just a touch thin in the feel. Otherwise it's just a nip crisp with low carbonation and a bit of smoothness coming out toward the middle.
There are better examples, but this is still pretty good beer.

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Photo of fullsweep
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

50 cL brown bottle poured into a pint glass tumbler.

A: brown with amber highlights--not particularly dark like some brown ales.

S: Mellow yet sharp, tiny hints of spice in the nose, a little sweet maltiness as well, but not too much.

T: sweet and sharp on the first taste, but mellows significantly further down the glass--not as rich as most browns I am familiar with.

M: much more carbonated/fizzy than expected. Not necessarily a bad thing, but I was hoping for a bit more smooth/rich/malty feel on the mouth and tongue.

O: definitely a nice winter brew!

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Photo of AdamBear
3.87/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-cloudy dull amber. no head

S-whiskey, caramel, strong scent.

T-comes in with holiday spices, nuts, some caramel, and a splash of whiskey. the taste lasts along with spicy dark belgianesque malts. interesting.

M-dry medium carbonation with a dry finish

O-well its actually a unique beer that for some reason does give me flashes of christmas. its not extremely well balanced, but it for sure is a treat on a holiday night.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
3.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into my glass a dark copper color with a fizzy white head that lingers for a bit and then fades. Good clarity as well. Aromas start out with a nice light roast and some toasted malt accents. Nutty notes throughout along with a mellow fruit tone. Slight sweetness.

First sip brings smooth crisp malts upfront, lightly toasted and semi-sweet as well. Nutty flavors roll across the palate with a fruity undertone as well. Lingering nutty roast on the back end. A well balanced, easy drinking ale.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp and smooth. Good carbonation and easy drinking. Makes for a good session beer. Overall, a tasty English brown ale with well balanced flavor profile. Would have this one again sometime.

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Photo of beerprovedwright
3.62/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A finger of head sitting on a dark honey brown beer. Color is a 9 on the SRM beer color chart. Very little lace and that is non cling. Smell has aromas of pumpkin, chocolate, caramel, roasted barley, and honey. Taste is a mixture of flavors. There is honey, chocolate, caramel, coffee, pumpkin, and roasted malt. Mouthfeel has zing but very little smoothness. This is good with cheese and chips. A good cooler weather beer.

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Photo of metter98
3.36/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high creamy off white head that quickly died down but never completely faded away.
S: The smell primarily consists of nutty aromas.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is quite nutty and has a light amount of malty sweetness along with notes of caramel and toffee flavors. No bitterness from the hops is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: Drinking this beer is a breeze, but I'm not sure if I would have more than one of these in a session because the taste isn't that interesting.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Hazy reddish-brown color. Poured a 2 finger tan head that dissipated to an even skim. Decanted lightly. Laced in patches.

S: Sweet, wet grain. Faint herball hop aroma. Roasted nuts, burnt caramel, cinnamon and dark fruit. Peat and earth.

T: Roasted nutty malt. Mild herbal hops for a pleasant balance. Some fruitiness and spiciness. All-and-all, fairly muted flavors with less depth than the smell. Biscuity malts linger in the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Smooth and dry; a little warm in the finish.

D: Easily drinkable; moderate ABV. Flavorful and slightly sweet so not too many would be filling.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.07/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Spicy aroma has tones of cinnamon, malt and caramel. It pours a fizzy coppery amber with a very thick, fluffy, just-off-white head. Flavor is malty with an undertone of spice, mainly cloves and cinnamon, and just a touch of caramel. Texture is smooth, a bit on the watery side, and barely fizzy. Still, this is an enjoyable beer.

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Warm Welcome Nut Browned Ale from Ridgeway Brewing
3.38 out of 5 based on 166 ratings.
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